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bolster

a cold chisel having a broad blade splayed towards the cutting edge, used for cutting stone slabs, etc

Bolster

A horizontal piece of timber that caps a column, pillar, or post to provide a greater bearing area to support a load from above; often has a carved profile or ornamental detail.

bolster

[′bōl·stər]
(engineering)
A plate for maintaining a fixed space between stacked heat exchangers or heat-exchanger shells.
(metallurgy)
A block of steel to which drop-forging dies are attached.

bolster

bolster, 4
1. A short horizontal timber or steel member placed on top of a column to support and decrease the span of beams or girders
2. One of the rolls forming the sides of an Ionic
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The Giant Bolster was pulled up in this year's renewal and fell in the Punchestown Gold Cup on his final start, but Bridgwater is convinced the horse was below par and is now back to his old self.
This is in addition to bolstering political, commercial, cultural, scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries with the establishment of the Joint Bahraini-Korean Committee for bilateral cooperation that will be responsible for examining the methods and means to bolster cooperation between the two countries in all fields as well as coordinating and cooperating to ensure the implementation of the decisions made by the committee in line with the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding.
The Bolster Moor Road site, which is currently owned by the Baptist Association, has extensive grounds and is home to the Bolster Moor Toddler and Playgroup and a playground and acts as 'the centre' of the Bolster Moor community.
In addition to the common workspace, Make it So (which Bolster has nicknamed MISo) will house a digital design lab, classroom and gallery space and a tool and technology lending library.
While The Giant Bolster heads to Wetherby for the Charlie Hall Chase, Wyck Hill will be travelling in the opposite direction to Ascot for the United House Gold Cup.
The Giant Bolster, who has finished second and fourth in the last two Gold Cups at Cheltenham, will reappear in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby while Wyck Hill will head to Ascot for the United House Gold Cup.
The move comes in line with Shaikh Sultan's keen interest to bolster stability of family and community.
Sit at the top of the mat and place a bolster lengthwise behind you at the small of your back.
THE Giant Bolster is likely to head to Haydock Park for Saturday's Peter Marsh Chase.
Summary: Prime Minister Najib Mikati told Cabinet Monday that Lebanese security forces, "upon the orders of the political leadership" have contacted the Syrian military to bolster security along the Lebanon-Syria border.
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Summary: Pakistan has signed a string of agreements with oil-rich Libya to bolster economic ties on the sidelines of a visit by President Asif Ali Zardari, the official JANA news agency reported on Saturday.